I just wanted to ask your opinion on something that happened to me the other day. I don't know if I overreacted or what and just wanted to share really. Normal makeup service will resume shortly!
I've recently taken up archery and there was a girl there who is an undergraduate psychology student. She asked me why I was shooting sitting down and why I was on crutches. I explained that I had RSD and that I was in constant pain and also that my brain found it very difficult to move my leg. She then told me that as a psychology student she knew a lot of neuroscience and knew that the brain didn't work like that so I must be making it up. She then suggested that I had munchausen syndrome!
I have to admit I lost it! I didn't swear thankfully, but I did strongly suggest that if she thought I had managed to fool all the specialists I'd seen and was really making it up then what did she think she was doing learning psychology. Her response was to stop the NHS being taken advantage of by people like me! Then I really did lose it, told her she was a disgusting human being and that I hoped she never graduated as she was obviously not fit to work in any role with vulnerable people. At which point she stormed off and at the rest of the session made a point of staring at me and talking loudly about how I was an attention seeker and a fake.
I'm not sharing this for any sort of sympathy or pity. I just want to know if I reacted ok, did I make the situation worse by what I said? How would you react?